Veterinarian; application for recognition of a foreign certificate of further training from a third country
You can apply for the recognition of a certificate of further education from a third country and the award of the corresponding German designation.
If you hold a certificate of further training within the meaning of Article 27 i.V.m. Article 50 of the Bavarian Chamber of Health Professions Act, which was acquired outside the European Union or the European Economic Area ("third country"), this can be recognized under certain circumstances and the corresponding German designation can be awarded in accordance with the further training regulations for veterinarians in Bavaria.
You can apply for recognition of the designation if the equivalence of the level of further training is given.
The Bavarian State Chamber of Veterinarians will check whether the qualification you have acquired in the third country is equivalent to the designation you have applied for in accordance with the further training regulations for veterinarians in Bavaria.
If there are significant differences, an examination must be taken.
- Veterinary license
- Membership of a district veterinary association in Bavaria
- Proof of further training from a third country
The application must be submitted in writing to the Bavarian State Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons together with the necessary supporting documents (see "Required documents").
The Bavarian State Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons will confirm receipt of the application documents within one month. It will indicate which documents may be missing. It will decide on the application no later than three months after receipt of the complete documents. In justified cases, this period may be extended by one month.
Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.
Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide:
Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.
The fees are charged according to the administrative fee regulations of the Bavarian State Chamber of Veterinarians.
A minimum fee of EUR 200.00 must be paid when the application is submitted. The maximum fee is EUR 300.00.
Administrative court action; in the case of an examination also an objection
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